In this book, Dr. Cass Ingram informs us about the science behind the health benefits of wild chaga and why the ancient civilizations used it for healing. Dr. Ingram explains why this living mushroom was used in ancient remedies and treatments for thousands of years.
For tens of thousands of years, other than in the realm of a few tribespeople, no one knew of wild chaga. It began to be understood about 200 B.C., when it was recorded for the first time in Chinese lore as the “King of all Herbs.” In later centuries it became known by the Siberians and Japanese, respectively, as “Gift of God’ and “Diamond of the Forest.” Why would people in pre-scientific times deem it so high? What was so special about it that they would put it at the top of the chain? This growth is called a mushroom by some, but it really isn’t. It surely doesn’t look or feel like one. Inonotus obliquus, it is an entity that grows primarily on birch trees.
Learn about the anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, cell strengthening powers of wild chaga.